Analyst, practitioner, thinking partner

With a relentless focus on why and how


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Practitioner & management briefer

Firsthand strategic advising: I advised global organizations on their internal digital strategies and organizational culture evolutions for over 20 years from the late 90’s through 2016. I retired from this activity in 2017.

Air Liquide, France • Amadeus, Spain • ArcelorMittal, Luxembourg • Areva, France • Arup, UK • Alcatel-Lucent, France • Alstom Group, Switzerland • BASF, Germany • Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany • Damartex Group, France • Electricité de France • ERDF, France • Energias de Portugal • Ericsson, Sweden • Essilor, France • GDF Suez, France • GE, France • Gemalto, France • Georgia-Pacific Europe • GlaxoSmithKline, Belgium • Groupe SEB, France • IKEA, Sweden • IRSN, France • Lagardère, France • Neopost Industries, France • Nokia, Finland • Novartis, Switzerland • Océ, Holland • OMV Petrom, Austria, Romania • Pernod Ricard, France • Richemont (Cartier, Switzerland • Kering (previously PPR), France • RATP, France • SNCF, France • Telenor, Norway • Total, France • UPM, Finland • VINCI Energies, France

I also worked with a number of world organizations on their digital strategies:

    • UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva
    • United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, New York
    • United Nations Secretariat, New York
    • UNAIDS – Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Geneva
    • IFRC – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva

Management briefings: I am invited to give briefings to management in different industries. This is usually in the form of very short customized workshops of 2 or 3 hours with the objective of opening eyes and triggering awareness of the reality of our new era in the workplace. I help management envisage how they can define actionable (versus theoretical) strategies and mobilize their organization.

Global consumer goods organization, France • Key player in the financial transactions industry, France • Global industrial company in a merger context, US & France • International textile company in Europe • Global manufacturing company in Germany • Executive Round Table organized by the Peter Drucker Forum Europe, the Harvard Business Review and Roland Berger, Munich • Major French bank and insurance group, France • Government infrastructure agency, Europe • Global chemical company, Germany • Global technology company, Stockholm • Global construction company, Paris • Nuclear safety government agency, Europe • Leading luxury brands group, Europe


First wave

I have conducted 10 annual surveys on the internal digital work environments of organizations between 2006 and 2016. Each year I published a report. The 10th annual survey report was published in November 2016: The Organization in the Digital Age (Move to to see the key findings.) Approximately 300 organizations participated each year.

Second wave

As of 2018, my research focused on the gig mindset inside organizations. This led to the book described here and the inspiration for the podcast Bold New Breed.  

Profiles from others

From Profiles in Knowledge by Stan Garfield, longtime, leading community facilitator in the field of knowledge. Stan covers nearly all my career here!

A month-long learning initiative in India around the gig mindset. The initiative involved  Clubhouse chats, online interviews and an interactive webinar with leading management and organizational thinkers in India. Organized by Founding Fuel who also did a profile of my 25 years of experience.

The blend:  how analyst and practitioner came together

Unlike many analysts whose work is based on research and reading, my analytical work is grounded in 20 years of front line advising with large organizations, and supplemented by data from my 12 years of research.

I defined a foundational framework (Move to to see the details.) in 2013 using data and insights from several years of annual surveys. It became a reference point for organizations on their digital transformation travels.

Me and chez moi

The past and the present

Born in Nebraska, young days in Arizona and university in California, I now live in Provence, just minutes away from the Roman Pont du Gard. The dignity and timelessness of the site are a constant reminder of the balance I (and we all) need between the past and the present.